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Entrepreneur Joanne Chang leaves career in business consulting to start successful Flour Bakery

One-time management consultant and math major Joanne Chang has turned her dream of opening her own bakery into a successful growing business, with four very popular Flour Bakery & Café locations around Boston.

Roxbury residents irked by developer’s changes to Bartlett Place plan

Roxbury neighbors voiced dissatisfaction with Nuestra Comunidad over the community development corporation’s plans to house the Conservatory Lab Charter School in its Bartlett Place development.

William Julius Wilson sees jobs as key to black progress

Civil rights and social policy expert William Julius Wilson does not pull punches when it comes to discussing the problems that face communities of color in today’s world — and at Boston University’s recent event examining The Civil Rights Act ...

In the News: Jeri Robinson

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the appointment of Jeri Robinson to the Boston School Committee, the governing body of the Boston Public Schools.

Dismay, call to action after ‘sobering’ school report details racial disparities

Following last week’s release of a Boston Public Schools report revealing deep disparities in outcomes for black and Latino males in the Boston schools, community members raised questions and voiced a mixture of emotions and thoughts from dismay and anger ...

Observers encouraged by Baker administration transition team diversity, yet Latinos not represented

Many in the black community were encouraged by Governor-elect Charlie Baker’s inclusion of four African Americans among the 16 chairmen of his transition team. No Latinos were appointed chairs of the team.

Forum examines challenges women and girls face in jobs, education

Nonprofit leaders discussed the challenges unique to women in girls during a forum presented by Simmons College and the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts.

Report finds race disparities in Massachusetts school discipline

A report by the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights finds that black and Latino students in Massachusetts are more likely to be suspended for non-violent, non-drug-related school disciplinary infractions than white and Asian students.

Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick and Debra Miller, Whittier Board Chair, Honored for Outstanding Community Leadership

Dr. Bobby Jones, Grammy-Award Winning Gospel Artist, to Host Whittier Street Health Center’s 12th Annual International Gospel Benefit Concert, Berklee Performance Center

Report details disparate educational outcomes for blacks, Latinos in Boston schools

The school department released a report this week outlining the challenges black and Latino students face in the city’s education system

A Sweet Place Bakery planning expansion with new Dudley location

A Sweet Place founder Beverly Hilaire ditched her profitable Fields Corner location in the hopes of securing a larger space in Dudley Square.

In the News: Felix G. Arroyo

Felix G. Arroyo, Chief of Health and Human Services for the City of Boston, has joined the Governing Board of Mass Mentoring Partnership, a statewide organization fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships to meet the needs of communities ...

Operator sought for Roxbury Innovation Center

Mayor Martin Walsh announced last week that the City of Boston has released a Request for Proposal to operate the Roxbury Innovation Center that will be housed in the new Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Dudley Square. The RFP ...

Grant will fund health impact assessment on Boston’s Living Wage ordinance

The Boston Public Health Commission announced last week that it has received $100,000 for a demonstration project to conduct a Health Impact Assessment of Boston’s Living Wage Ordinance, and on proposals under consideration to expand it.

Boston NAACP hosts 3rd annual basketball tournament

The Boston Branch of the NAACP hosted their 3rd annual Shooting to New Heights Basketball Tournament Saturday.